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Archips podana
find out more... Large Fruit-tree Tortrix (Archips podana) Male Copyright: Ben Sale

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Summer recording Record Goats-rue Record Wild Carrot
Record Spear Thistle
Record comb-footed spider
Record Wasp Spider
Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Northey Island
An island in the Blackwater estuary reached by a causeway and managed as a nature reserve by the National Trust.

locate Springfields or Orsett Camp Quarry
Old sand pit with excellent acid grassland/heathland regeneration

locate Steeple Creek (shingle)
Shingle foreshore on side of inlet in Blackwater estuary.

locate Little Thurrock Marshes
The site is likely to support a number of species of principle importance, included in the UKBAP, as well as providing good habitat opportunities for reptiles, protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

locate Canvey Wick
Habitats developed on silt and sand dredgings since 1970s. Complex mosaic of flower rich herbaceous vegetation, lichen heath, seasonally wet areas, some with saline influence, scrub and ditches.

locate Backwarden, Danbury
An important part of the Danbury ridge with small surviving heather areas and associated invertebrates.

locate Broom Hill, West Tilbury
Shallow sand/gravel pit at top into Thames Terrace and unimproved grassland scarp grazed by horses and rabbits

locate Heydon Roadverge
Calcareous grassland verge with rich flora, a small oasis in an arable landscape. A nearby small chalk pit is also important at approx. TL432409. Although in modern Cambridgeshire, these are both in Vice County 19 (North Essex).